Knitting story (Prague edition)

Hello. It’s been a really long time since I blogged!

NONA has started handling plant-dyed yarn, and the #nonadyekal project, ``Let's dye and knit,'' has also been launched.

Although we have not yet started selling plant-dyed yarn in earnest, we were able to start selling online yesterday, and we would like to thank you for all your orders. Every time, I am touched when people buy yarn that I have dyed. It's still a small batch, but I'm thinking of increasing the number next year, so I'm thinking of taking my time and making progress with the yarn step by step. I'm kind of excited about this new challenge starting this winter.

At #nonadyekal, staff members who have never held a needle have started knitting to try it out for themselves, and I feel that their awareness of knitting is rapidly changing. It was also an opportunity for me to realize how much NONA staff really loves making things. We have staff who are still knitting, so please support us.

If it weren't for knitting, NONA wouldn't exist today.It was the handicraft that gave me the opportunity to do so, and for me, along with temari, of course, it was something that was very important to me.

I learned to knit when I was young, but it was actually during my time in Prague that I started knitting again on my own initiative.

It's been a long time since I lived in Prague, around 2005-6. At that time, I met an American girl who invited me to a knitting circle at a cafe, and we went out on a whim, which is what led me to start knitting again.

As I write this, I feel nostalgic and wonder if the cafe where we used to gather still exists? ? Based on my memory, I took a walk around Prague's old town using Google Maps. I love looking at maps, and since Prague is so walkable, I used to walk from end to end, but it was a long time ago... But I found it! And there's more.

Lehka Hlava (By the way, the name of this shop means "light head"...)

Boršov 280/2, 110 00 Staré Město, Czech Republic

You can see the photos at https://www.lehkahlava.cz/galerie/ .

I was knitting in this small private room.

nostalgic! !

I knitted in this small room for hours.

At this knitting circle, I learned how to procure yarn in Prague, how to obtain knitting patterns (raverly and knitty.com), and learned how to knit in English.

I remember knitting my first fingered gloves. I really need it because it's cold. And since there weren't that many really cute things around, I had to make them during my time in Prague. At the time, in Prague, second-hand shops used to buy old knitting needles and didn't sell very high-quality yarn, but I was told about one shop that sold original yarn, and I was able to find a store that sold original yarn. I fell in love with the yarn in the shop... Now that I think about it, I think it was a drawn thread. It's like knitting a cardigan or something with lots of thick thread and a crunchy knit.

I wonder if still there for? I took a walk on Google Maps again and found it.

I heard a long time ago that yarn was running low, but when I looked at the website, it seems like there is still some. Anyway, after finishing Czech language school or part-time job, I felt soothed by visiting this place, buying yarn, and knitting with friends.

Mar Len

Karoliny Světlé 9, 110 00 Staré Město, Czech Republic

https://www.marlen.cz/

Both are located in the old town of Prague, so they are easy places to visit even if you go sightseeing, but I don't know what the atmosphere is like now, so please do so at your own risk (lol) As with overseas places, However, if the owner changes or the staff changes, the store may change completely, and the cycle is so short that it is hard to say.

At the time, I was working as a coordinator in Prague, so I was able to walk around a lot and see things with my own eyes, so I was able to show them around.

In the world of knitting, the English world has been around for a long time, with places where individual designers can present stylish patterns, knitting social networking sites, and select yarn shops. It was the situation. I remember that fashionable knitting magazines started appearing around this time.

Nowadays, it has become popular in Japan, and what I am most proud of is that Japanese designers are active all over the world.

The world is close.

At that time, I never imagined that I would be running a vegetable dyeing and temari shop like this now, so I would like to tell you about it. The handicrafts you were into didn't go to waste (lol)

I was in my 20s at the time and thought that the world of knitting was gentle and fun, and I wanted to live in a world where I could relate to this feeling, but it was during my time in Prague that I started thinking about it.

If you don't have time for this Prague, you definitely won't be able to visit NONA, which is full of craftsmanship and where people who love craftsmanship intersect! !

It was a story about knitting, the Prague edition. I guess the next one will be London! I would also like to trace my memories of places I used to visit in London.

Rika